Coliform meaning

kō'lə-fôrm', kŏl'ə-
The definition of coliform is a bacteria found in the colon.

A coliform count is a measure of how much fecal matter is in the water supplies.

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Coliform is defined as a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines.

A bacteria called aerobic bacillus that lives in the colon is an example of coliform.

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Of or relating to various gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose, especially those such as E. coli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates.
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Designating, of, or like the aerobic bacillus normally found in the colon: a coliform count is often used as an indicator of fecal contamination of water supplies.
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Of or relating to various gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that ferment lactose, especially those such as E. coli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates.
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Of or pertaining to the bacteria that inhabit the intestines (especially the colon) of mammals.
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Such a bacterium.
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